Airport Assistant, Secondary Schools Program Administration
Job Details
Washington - Washington, DC

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Band: 1 Temp/On-Call/Short-term


The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES), and Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) programs are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. FLEX, YES and CBYX provide life-changing scholarship exchange opportunities to competitively selected secondary school students from Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia to spend a year living with a host family and attending high school in the U.S. The Airport Assistant provides administrative and logistical support to select FLEX, YES and CBYX students during their domestic travel to and from Washington, DC to participate in workshops during the program year. The Airport Assistant reports to the Assistant Program Manager. Some work shifts occur outside of standard working hours, including evenings and weekends. This is a temporary, full time position based at area airports on the following dates (others may be added) in 2019-2020:


November 17, 22, 2019   December 8, 13, 2019   January 26, 31 (2020)   February 8, 14, 22, 28, 2020

March 7, 13, 21, 27, 2020   April 4, 10, 2020


  • Meet domestically arriving workshop participants at area airports and train stations and assist them with getting to the workshop hotel;
  • Assist workshop participants upon departure back to their host communities in the U.S. with check in, baggage screening, clearing security and finding their gates;
  • Advocate on behalf of students whose flights are cancelled or delayed, or who otherwise need to be rebooked;
  • Effectively intervene when airline staff attempt to bump a student from his/her scheduled flight;
  • Communicate flight delays, cancellations, student illness and other travel problems promptly to Washington, DC based program staff;
  • Account for all expenditures and submit receipts as instructed.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work professionally with a variety of service providers under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in an organized manner
  • Experience working with groups of teenagers
  • Experience coordinating international and domestic travel
  • Familiarity with airport and airline procedures and policies
  • Reliable means of transportation
  • Proficiency in Russian or German preferred, but not required



American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.



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